It differed in ways such as the treatment they received during the war. Also they coped with the war in different ways, one accepted the camp and the other went into hiding.Onc way they compared was both books they all struggled during the war. Even though they struggled in different ways both families were still affected during the war. This is how the Diary of Anne Frank and Farewell to Manzanar compared and
Houston has written this book as a memoir of her wartime incarceration along with her family starting with a forward and a timeline as well. This book reflects the author’s wish of not only remembering what has happened to the Japanese families living in the United States of America at the time of war but also to show its effects and how families made through that storm of problems and insecurities. The story takes in the first turn when the father of Jeanne gets arrested in the accusation of supplying fuel to Japanese parties and takes it last turn when after the passage of several years, Jeanne (writer) is living a contented life with her family and ponders over her past (Wakatsuki Houston and D. Houston 3-78). As we read along the pages
Family #19788 The memoir Looking like the Enemy, was written by Mary Matsuda Gruenewald. Set during World War II after the attack upon Pearl Harbor. The Japanese Americans living in Western part of America had a since of betrayal and fear having to evacuate their homes and enter into internment camps. Matsuda’s memoir is based off of her and her family’s experiences in the Japanese-American internment camps. Matsuda reveals what it is like during World War II as a Japanese American, undergoing family life, emotional stress, long term effects of interment, and her patriotism and the sacrifices she had to make being in the internment camps.
“For My Daughter” by Weldon Kees (1940) Some people come into our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons. These words from Mother Theresa describe Weldon Kees poem For My Daughter written in the 1940’s which is the time of World War II. Throughout this war people have lived in a time when medicine was not very developed, and frequently children fell upon bad circumstances because of their situation. You can obviously tell from the opening of this poem that the speaker is talking about his daughter and certain that his daughter is basically destined to have a forbidding life with no future.
This migration made Ramatoulaye feel different in her physical surroundings, social networks, language, and goals. She barely knew anyone who lived there beside her deceased husband, her 12 children, and co-wife. Both stories are written by women, that portray their life, their struggles and what pushed them to be where they are today. The difference that I was able to point out was that both the book and letter were written to someone. In “So Long a Letter” it is being written to Aissatou, a friend of Ramatoulaye, who lives in America describing her present situation.
A theme in The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje is that you can’t escape your past. This is demonstrated by each main characters’ behavior and thoughts throughout the novel. Hana, the nurse, can’t escape her pain and grief she is suffering from because of the loss of her father, Kip is haunted by his nationality and his experiences in the war and the English patient or Almasy is haunted by his decision to get involved with a married woman. All of the main characters have regrets and can’t forget about their lives in the past and only time will heal and let them move on. Firstly, Hana is dealing with the grief of losing her father in the war while she was overseas being a nurse for other wounded soldiers.
Feiler was so “haunted” by his colleagues behavior, he seeked outside understanding from his “friends”. We can argue, Feiler judges his co workers including his boss because he did not understand the two faces of Japanese culture that personal life does not reflect public life hence “public vs private” in the workplace. For this reason, Filers relationship to Japan was about learning more about Japan's customs and morality to better understand his
Eagerness of family values and the imminent threat of her daughter being unaware of the real values appear saddening. The reader or the audience of the ‘On Going Home’ are the generations of people born before the fragmentation of World War II. As the essay is written in
If they had no explosives with them, some soldiers would simply charge straight into enemy lines with their bayonets once their grenades and ammunition ran out. The brutality of the Japanese army towards non-Japanese civilians had its roots in the Japanese nation’s high sense of nationalism and belief of the superiority of their race. Foreign people were seen as less honorable; thus the Japanese government neglected to establish regulations on the proper treatment of foreign civilians during war. This in turn gave Japanese soldiers freedom to treat citizens of Japanese-conquered nations however the saw fit, leading to brutality, disrespect towards human rights, and
When the internment order first came out, citizen Fred Korematsu was arrested for not complying with the order for those of Japanese descent to report to camps (E). He then sued based on fact that he as an American citizen had the right to live where he wanted. Unfortunately, he lost his case in a 6-3 Supreme Court decision, stating that during wartime such measures were necessary to ensure national safety (E). Beside Korematsu, many wanted to demonstrate their loyalty as citizens of the United States by joining the military, however, they were barred from service (C). It was not until 1943 that the recruitment of Japanese Americans, specifically the Nisei or the American citizens, began (C).
After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor the United states went into World War II, many people think that the Japanese living near the West Coast aid Japan even though they have no evidence of them doing any wrong. If the person race is Japanese or if their face look Japanese they had to move to an internment camp. The nonfiction story “Farewell to Manzanar” by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston had to face discrimination through her time at Japanese internment camp. Another nonfiction, memoir called “The Bracelet” by Yoshiko Uchida.The story explain that the narrator were having similar experience even though they both live in different area. Each person faces the same challenging time, and the perspectives of the narrator and Ruri know what was happening
Refugees face many difficult situations after migrating to a new home. Because of the migration and the mixed receptions from the community, their lives start to twist and turn in all sorts of directions. The book Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai tells a story with poems about a young girl named Ha who’s life starts to turn “inside out” as she leaves her home in Saigon during the Vietnam War. The article “Refugee and Immigrant Children: A Comparison” by Ana Marie Fantino and Alice Colak describes the struggles and process of adaptation that refugees in Canada face every day. Ha’s and other refugees’ lives turn “inside out” as they become a teacher for their loved ones and a punching bag for their classmates, but gradually turns “back again” with the help of their community.
2a. The United States federal government made the Japanese go into concentration camps during the early 1900’s because officials believed that they were going to betray the American population. Officials believed that they should take precautions towards protecting themselves because the Japanese were thought of to be as drastically inferior. Despite their efforts towards keeping “true Americans” safe they did not find any evidence that proved Japanese Americans were scheming against the United States. 2b.
This was based upon the problem and issue of mistaken identity, when there would be times where other Marines and American soldiers assumed that a Navajo Code Talker was Japanese and would try to kill or capture them. The use of these bodyguards was also put into practice in the event of preventing a Code Talker from being captured by Japanese soldiers, who would try to torture them for information on the Code System. While having assigned guards wasn’t a standard procedure, years after the war few veterans learned that there was another solider watching them. Bill Toledo claimed that he had never known that one of his fellow Marines was assigned to him, replying “I just thought that he was my partner, my foxhole buddy…I didn’t find out until 1987.” One guard was also charged with orders that he was to never let the Code Talker out of his sight and that neither one of them was to be captured. However, there many others who didn’t know anything about the bodyguards, such as Navajo Code Talker Keith Little who stated, “I don’t know nothing about bodyguards.
Because of the attack on Pearl Harbor, many people believed that the Japanese residents on San Piedro were spies. Japanese residents were treated as enemies even though they had nothing to do with the attack on Pearl Harbor. Amity Harbor residents who stood up for the Japanese were threatened and